Turkish Stream Draft Deal Envisions One Leg by End of 2019 - Russian Minister
Baku-APA. The minister said Russia and Turkey, whose leadersmet for the first time in nearly a year to reset ties since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, agreed to set up a working group to implement the project aiming to bring Russian natural gas to Southern Europe via Turkey, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:51 09 August
EU’s Juncker warns against closing doors to Turkey
Baku-APA. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker opposed calls by several politicians to end Turkey’s EU membership talks due to state of emergency declared in the country after the deadly July 15 coup attempt, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
23:37 04 August
Czech deputy PM rejects refugee quotas, says country should fight any EU sanctions
Baku-APA. The Czech Republic should not accept any refugees, Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday, rejecting the European Union's quotas and threatening legal action if sanctions are imposed, APA reports quoting Reuters.
04:08 04 August
European Commission to financially support TANAP project
Baku. Vusal Nabiyev – APA. The European Commission will allocate 3.5 million euros worth of financial aid for the project for construction of TANAP via which Azerbaijani gas will be delivered to Turkey and then to Europe, said the message from TANAP.
16:50 28 July
EU decides not to fine Spain, Portugal for overspending
Baku-APA. The EU will not impose financial sanctions on Spain and Portugal over their excessive deficits but will set out a new fiscal adjustment path for both countries, said Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the European Commission, on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
20:48 27 July
SOCAR likely to mull DESFA privatization in Athens this week: Greek media
Baku. Yegana Lachinzade - APA-Economics. A delegation from Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR) is likely to pay a visit to Athens this week to discuss the privatization of Greece’s gas distribution network DESFA and the methodology of estimation of the company, Greek media reported.
13:48 27 July
Turkey's PM warns EU over post-coup attempt statements
Baku-APA. Turkey’s prime minister on Tuesday warned the EU against rash statements as the country undergoes a state of emergency following the July 15 coup attempt, APA reports quoting AA.
23:56 26 July
EU to seek arbitration in dispute with United States over Norwegian Air
Baku-APA. The European Commission will launch an arbitration procedure to resolve a dispute between Norwegian Air Shuttle (NWC.OL) and U.S. regulators over the budget carrier's wish to fly to the United States from Ireland, two sources said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:52 26 July
Juncker: Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon
Baku – APA. Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, Reuters reported.
12:10 25 July
Snam likely to make offer to SOCAR for 17 percent stake in DESFA by early October, says Greece
Baku – APA-Economics. The sale of Greece’s natural-gas grid operator DESFA to continue unhindered, with Italy’s Snam SpA likely to make an offer to Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR) for a 17 percent stake by the end of September or early October said Stergios Pitsiorlas, chairman of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), Bloomberg reported.
13:39 22 July
Greece proposes amendment to draft law reducing SOCAR revenues from DESFA
Baku. Yegana Lachinzade – APA. If implemented, changes to the draft law on natural gas tariffs would reduce SOCAR’s future profitability dramatically, said Chief Executive of SOCAR Energy Greece, Anar Mammadov, APA-Economics reports citing foreign media.
18:00 21 July
UK Brexit minister offers no guarantees to new EU arrivals
Baku-APA. The head of Britain's new Brexit ministry on Sunday said that EU migrants arriving between now and the country's official departure from the bloc may not be guaranteed the right to remain, APA reports quoting AFP.
06:23 17 July
US official discusses DESFA privatization in Athens
Baku - APA-Economics. Greece’s Minister of Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis and US Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein in Athens discussed the Southern Gas Corridor and TAP projects in Athens July 15, RIA Novosti reported.
10:56 15 July
Goldman Sachs hires former EU chief José Manuel Barroso
Baku - APA-Economics. Goldman Sachs has hired the former head of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso to help it through the fallout from the UK’s shock decision to quit the EU, Financial Times reported.
18:20 08 July
Members of European Parliament debate Brexit vote
Baku-APA. A heated session in the European Parliament on Tuesday saw insults and recriminations traded between members of European Parliament (MEPs) as they debated the implications of the Brexit referendum vote, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
02:29 06 July
EU Expects Notification on UK Withdrawal to Start Negotiations - Juncker
Baku-APA. The European Union is expecting a notification from the United Kingdom on leaving the bloc to begin negotiations on the withdrawal, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:42 05 July
EU’s most widely use language, English, endangered by Brexit
Baku-APA. Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
20:48 28 June
Azerbaijani FM: Int’l community considers status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict unacceptable
He made the remarks during the meeting with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó in Baku June 28, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told APA.
17:47 28 June
Britain's EU commissioner, finance chief Hill, resigns
Baku-APA. The British member of the EU executive, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Saturday after having campaigned against Britain leaving the European Union, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:23 25 June
EU calls on UK to leave as soon as possible
Baku – APA. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, holder of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission made a joint statement on the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum.
16:02 24 June